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Greece:- Civil Airline Association has extended its restrictions to 14th June.

CAA: The flight instructions are extended until June 14

 

What are the conditions for entering our country.

 

The air instructions regarding the conditions of entry into our country to limit the dispersion of Covid -19 and the general instructions to the passengers of domestic flights for island restrictions are extended until Monday, June 14, 2021.

 

In particular, according to an announcement by the Civil Aviation Service, the aviation directive (NOTAM) extending the measure banning entry of third-country nationals to Greece is extended until 14/6/2021 at 06:00 in the morning. The ban on entry into Greece does not apply to nationals of Member States of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen Agreement, including their spouses or persons with whom they have entered into a cohabitation agreement, as well as their minor children.

Prohibition of entry into the country of third-country nationals other than the countries of the European Union and the Schengen Agreement, including their spouses or persons with whom they have entered into a cohabitation agreement, as well as their minor children. Excluded from the air directive are passengers travelling for essential reasons and passengers resident in the following 23 countries: Australia, Northern Macedonia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, United Kingdom, Israel, Canada, New Zealand, South Korea, Qatar, China, Kuwait, Ukraine, Rwanda, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Thailand, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro. In relation to the pre-existing aviation directive, permanent residents from Montenegro are added to the list of third-country nationals allowed to enter Greece.

 

-All travellers to Greece, regardless of nationality, fill in the electronic form PLF (Passenger Locator Form), at the electronic address https://travel.gov.gr, with their contact details in Greece until the previous day before their arrival in the country.

 

For travellers to Greece, the condition for entering the country is one of the following:

 

1) have completed at least fourteen (14) days before the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccination and present a vaccination certificate in Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian issued by a public authority. The vaccination certificate shall contain the name of the person as indicated on the passport, the type of vaccine administered, the number of doses and the date on which they were given,

 

2) have been diagnosed negative in a laboratory test for COVID-19 coronavirus by the PCR method within the last seventy two (72) hours before their arrival in Greece,

 

3) alternatively, travellers to Greece must have a certificate of illness valid for two (2) to nine (9) months from the date of illness indicated on it issued thirty (30) days after the first positive test by a public authority in accordance with the relevant legislation,

 

4) Flight travellers from abroad may also carry, in digital or printed form, a COVID-19 Digital Certificate containing information on vaccination or the result of a rapid test (PCR) or coronavirus disease COVID-19.

 

Specifically, Montenegrin permanent residents will enter Greece under the following conditions: a) to have completed at least fourteen (14) days before the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccination and b) to have been negatively tested in a laboratory test by the PCR method for coronavirus COVID-19.

 

The obligation of the conditions (vaccine or negative test or certificate of illness), for entry into Greece is valid for children from six (6) years and over. In relation to the pre-existing aviation directive, the obligation to conduct an entry test will be valid from tomorrow, Monday, June 7, for minors six (6) years and over, from five (5) years provided.

 

-In addition, all foreign passengers will be subjected to a rapid test upon arrival, based on the procedure provided by the Passenger Locator Form. In case the tests find a passenger positive, the quarantine will be valid for 10 days, while if the foreign passenger is vaccinated and the rapid test on arrival shows that he is positive for the disease, he will remain in isolation for 7 days. In both cases (10 or 7 days of temporary restriction), in order to lift the quarantine, the persons are subject to mandatory laboratory testing by PCR on the last day of their temporary restriction. In relation to the pre-existing aviation directive, the obligation to isolate cases or close contacts has now been set at 10 for unvaccinated passengers or 7 days for vaccinated passengers rather than 14 days to adapt to the new ECDC directives.

 

Instructions for passengers of domestic flights to island destinations.

 

Also extended, until Monday 14 June 2021 at 06:00 in the morning, the notam with the instructions to passengers of domestic flights to island destinations.

 

In particular, all passengers on domestic flights to island destinations must meet one of the following conditions:

  1. a) to have completed at least fourteen (14) days before the vaccination for coronavirus COVID-19 and to present a vaccination certificate, which has been issued through the website https://www.gov.gr/ipiresies/ugeia-kai-pronoia/ coronoios-covid-19 / pistopoietico-emboliasmou. In the case of foreigners from abroad, have completed at least fourteen days (14) the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccination and present a vaccination certificate, in Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian. be issued by a public authority in accordance with the relevant legislation. The vaccination certificate includes the name of the person, the type of vaccine administered and the number of doses.

 

(b) have been tested negative for laboratory testing for COVID-19 coronavirus by PCR (by smear or nasopharyngeal smear) within the last seventy-two (72) hours prior to the scheduled travel time or by rapid detection of COV 19 (rapid test) within the last twenty-four (24) hours before the scheduled travel time. If they are foreigners from abroad, they can present a negative test certificate in Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian.

 

  1. c) to have been diagnosed negative in a self-diagnostic test (self test) within twenty four (24) hours before the scheduled time of travel and to certify it with a relevant certificate displayed on paper. The certification of the result will be done through the declaration of self-test result certification for COVID-19, the completion form of which is posted on the page https://self-testing.gov.gr/covid19-self-test-print.pdf in Greek and English.
  2. d) to show a certificate of illness that is valid for a period of two to nine months from the date of illness indicated on it, issued thirty (30) days after the first positive test by a public authority in accordance with relevant legislation.

 

The above obligations concern minors from six (06) years and over.

 

The negative diagnosis of the test with the method of PCR and rapid test is proved by the presentation of a relevant certificate in paper or electronically. If these checks have been carried out abroad and are valid at the time of boarding the aircraft, the relevant certificates are accepted under the same conditions under which they were allowed to enter Greece.

 

The control of the above documents is carried out by the employees of the airlines during the embarkation and by sampling by the police authorities.

 

Passengers and crew members are required before boarding, during the journey, as well as when disembarking passengers to comply with other measures to prevent and treat coronavirus cases (mandatory use of a mask) posted on the website of the Service Civil Aviation.

 

General instructions to the public for air travel

 

At arrivals and departures inside airports, as well as during all domestic and international flights, staff and passengers are required to wear a protective mask.

 

Passengers are also required to comply with the instructions of the permanent and temporary staff of airports or airlines responsible for the duties of supervision, crowd management and passenger assistance, in order to maintain the necessary distances and to ensure safe passage and control. to avoid overcrowding.

 

We must remind ALL that protective masks are required throughout Greece indoors and outdoors.

Source:- naftemporiki.gr

About Louise Inzk

Louise is Australian born and has been a Greek citizen since 1991. She has deep cultural ties with the island, often writing about Zakynthian Traditions and Culture. She is also an active member of the Volunteer Group of Zakynthos, Giostra Di Zante and is a member of the women's choir "Rodambelos". Her love of the island and all it offers saw her joining the Zakynthos (Zante) Informer admin team in 2014.

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